Yes, that’s right, we dressed up our baby as a shrimp sushi for her first Halloween. Since we knew we were going to be in Portugal, I had originally convinced myself that we just weren’t going to do anything this year. Don’t interpret this as me not being into Halloween… quite the opposite… I LOVE
When had pretty much arrived at the conclusion that Portugal just wasn’t for us. Then we got to Sintra. We’d heard some pretty positive things about Sintra, so had decided to make it an overnight adventure rather than just a day trip. But on the 40-minute train ride from Lisbon we were worried—we thought we
It’s taken me a long time to write about Lisbon. I’m actually very glad that I didn’t just jump the gun and try to write about it last week—I think my tone would have been very negative, as when we arrived, the weather was cold and rainy. Our apartment seemed dark and not very homey.
Warning: this is a long one! We spent the last three days in Porto, and I hate to admit it but we were just a little bit disappointed with the city. Whether it was the weather (which didn’t cooperate), the neighborhood we were staying in (which was just a little bit sketchy), or the city
Our second week in Madrid was fantastic! The only sad part about it is that just as we were starting to really “get it” and settle in, it was time to time to pack up and head to Porto! I think the lesson learned for us, from a working remotely perspective, is that a month
Last week, we settled into our working “remotely” routine. Remote is in quotation marks because really, wherever we work it’s remote! All we need our laptops and reliable internet! We divide our days between Clara duty and work time; one person always gets to work uninterrupted while the other person gets to play with the
My name is Clara, and I’m eight months old today! In my 242 days on this planet I’ve been to Vancouver, Palm Springs, Ottawa, San Diego, Edmonton, Wizard Lake, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and even two different cities in Spain! I don’t have any teeth, which makes it hard to chew… but boy do
On Saturday night, Clara slept like an angel. She hasn’t slept for seven hours in a row for months and months, so it was such a treat for us all! Sunday morning was a bit of a blur; I got up early to pack our bags, and Clara and J slept in a bit. We’ve
When I left off, it was Friday morning and C was sleeping soundly in her carrier; she stayed that way for about two hours and then we ate lunch and set off for a couple of hours of wandering around before … yet another call! It’s been a busy week for business calls for us!
Well, we are on another adventure! This time, we set off for seven(!) weeks with an almost-8 month old who has entered the danger phase. Wish us luck! The first week of our trip was in Edmonton for a wedding, and on Tuesday we flew to Spain and will spend 6 weeks in Spain and
I can’t believe we have a baby who can (try to) eat!
Some images from May 1 – May 31st, 2014. The first five days of May were a bit crazy (thanks to the extended tax season due to the heartbleed bug), and the on May 7th we flew to Ottawa where Clara spent more time with her grandparents (and had her first day-long babysitting experiences)! It
Some images from April 1 – April 30th, 2014. We spent April in a tizzy. April is our busiest season at SimpleTax, and combining that with a two month old baby was a bit nuts, but no one has ever said we were sane! The first two weeks we were still in Palm Springs, and
Some images from March 1 – March 31st, 2014. We spent March getting to know Clara even more. We answered thousands of emails. We travelled to Palm Springs for Clara’s first trip where she met her uncle Dan, her great-grandparents, and more family. She also went swimming for the first time.
Clara was born on February 1, 2014. You can check out her 4-day old photo shoot right here.